About Us


Why Details Matter

At The Proofreading Company, we are meticulous about every aspect of writing, because we know how much details matter.

By ‘details’ we mean grammar, punctuation, style, register, consistency, logical argument, rhetorical flair, lexical choices and the way in which all of these conspire to convey meaning.

Whether you’re an academic, a student, a writer or a corporate client, we offer an English proofreading or copy-editing service tailored to your needs.

The Proofreading Company was founded by Peter Clayburn and

Rosie Tate, two first-class Oxford language graduates armed with extensive experience in publishing and the language sector.

We personally oversee every submission, and are thrilled to work with a team of talented language experts who have a flair for elegant, clear and well-structured writing—and who share our obsession with details. We like to get under the surface of a text and fully understand its meaning, so that our editing goes well beyond correcting typos and punctuation errors.

We work on projects of all shapes and sizes. Whatever the text, we aim to leave our clients open-mouthed at what their writing can become. We get to read about some pretty interesting ideas along the way, too, from film proposals to scientific research.

Please take a look around our website and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

  • I wouldn’t think of submitting a paper without having
    The Proofreading Company look at it first. Their editing has helped improve my manuscripts significantly.

    Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship,



It’s simple. Send us your document for a free quote. If you choose to go ahead, we’ll arrange a deadline and get to work.



We work closely with a team of English language editors on all aspects of your text, from spelling and grammar to style and logical coherence.



We send your text back
with tracked changes and
clear suggestions.



We are available to go through any queries you may have until you are completely satisfied with our work.